Coldplay to release Christmas single. Coldplay are going to release a special once-off Christmas single on Wednesday December 1. The track ‘Christmas Lights’ will be available through ‘itunes and everything’ from 8pm, Wednesday December 1. There isn’t a whole lot of information on the song, but in a note from the band Coldplay said ‘t is in the key of G. We hope you have a great Christmas/holidays. Yours truly, Coldplay.’ This might be just enough to tie fans over until their as-yet-untitled fifth studio album hits stores sometime next year. In the meantime, the band have two special intimate shows in Newcastle and Liverpool, U.K. and will be appearing at Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals in June, 2011.
Shed Seven back on the road. The five piece band, who enjoyed a run of fifteen consecutive Top 40 hits from 1994 to 2003, including the anthems Going For Gold and Chasing Rainbows, will embark on an 18 date UK tour in December. Frontman Rick Witter said: ‘The reaction to our reunion tour of 2007 was amazing and after a couple of memorable festival appearances Continue reading →
The Quireboys’ debut album ‘A Bit Of What You Fancy’ peaked at number 2 and spent 15 weeks, in the UK charts, when originally released in 1990. It includes the hit singles ’7 O’Clock’ (UK No.36, 1989), ‘Hey You’ (UK No.14, 1990), ‘I Don’t Love You Anymore’ (UK No.24, 1990) and ‘There She Goes Again / Misled’ (UK No.37, 1990) The CD re-issue contains the original 12 track album plus eight bonus album demo recordings, and all the tracks have been digitally re-mastered from original master tapes, at Abbey Road Studios. The re-mastered album also Continue reading →
Arctic Monkeys release ‘Cornerstone’, the second single from their recent, number 1 album ‘Humbug’ on Monday the 16th of November 2009. After the great success of the ‘Crying Lightning’ Oxfam collaboration, we are pleased to announce that we will be joining forces once again with Oxfam on this release. More news to follow soon. ‘Cornerstone’ will be available on 7′ (RUG349), 10′ (RUG349T) and digital download (RUG349D). The single will be backed with Continue reading →
Los Campesinos! are pleased to announce the release of the first single from their forthcoming album – scheduled for early 2010 release. The new single ‘There Are Listed Buildings’ will be released on one-sided 7′ heavy vinyl and will initially be on sale exclusively on the October tour, before becoming available in limited quantities in stores afterwards. The artwork for the new single can also be viewed Continue reading →
Crafty London melody merchants The Molotovs have announced details of their debut mini album ‘And The Heads Did Roll’ released through Fierce Panda on the 5th October 2009. To Celebrate the band have released album track ‘In conversation’ as an exclusive track for bloggers and media to share. The band have also recently created a youtube channel. They offer a selection of video Continue reading →
Madness continue a phenomenal year that with The Liberty Of Norton Folgate UK tour in December. This is the first UK tour for the album that saw the band reclaim their rightful place at the peak of Britain’s pop hierarchy with a return to the UK Albums Top 5 and a host of critical appreciation for ‘a work of great craft and charm’ (Evening Standard). Their performance at Glastonbury drew massive crowds for a set that reminded everyone of a catalogue crammed with some of the greatest moments in pop music, July’s Madstock was a highlight of the London festival season Continue reading →
The Dead Weather will be performing at Third Man Records and Novelties West, located at 448 S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 26th, at noon. They’ll try to accommodate as many fans as possible but please note that entrance is on a first come, first served basis. August 26th is also the grand opening of this location so be sure to get there early as there will be limited edition, specialty Continue reading →
OMD to record Absolute session. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will promote their special guest appearance on Simple Minds’ ‘Graffiti Soul’ UK Tour in November and December when they record and film an acoustic session for London’s Absolute Radio on Thursday 3rd September. The session will air on Absolute 105.8 FM on Thursday 17th September between 7-8pm, and on Sky Digital 0107 and DAB. The acoustic session, as well as an interview with the band, can be accessed on www.absoluteradio.co.uk. The Simple Minds/OMD Tour includes the following cities – Newcastle Metro FM Arena (Nov 30), Birmingham LG Arena (Dec 2), Manchester MEN Arena (Dec 3), Sheffield Arena (Dec 5), Cardiff CIA (Dec 6), London Wembley Arena (Dec 7), Glasgow SECC (Dec 11) and Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (Dec 12).
La Roux’s third single ‘Bulletproof’ went straight in at #1 in the UK top 40 last week, her debut album ‘La Roux’ entered at #2 yesterday with 63,000 sales. Of all the pop debutantes perched on the edge of success as 2009 began, La Roux – AKA 21 year old South Londoner Elly Jackson – is currently the only one to be commanding such genuine mass crossover appeal. Her music is as likely to appear on urban blogs, as it is to be blazing out of cars and over summer parks from Radio 1 or pounding out of Shoreditch clubs. This spring she headlined the sold-out NME Radar tour, which, considering the previous year’s headliners were art-punk dilettantes Crystal Castles, pays great testament to both La Roux’s credibility and broad appeal. After all, not many artists headline an alternative music tour while sat at the top of the charts. This self-possessed young girl, poised beneath an extraordinary gravity defying hair sculpture, making music that looks backwards to leap forwards, has leapt beyond her electropop contemporaries with the raw confessional quality of her songwriting and the sharp sophistication of her through-the-looking-glass 80s aesthetic. La Roux seems to know exactly who she wants to be and is fully aware she’s already achieving it with ease. After playing to a packed out dance tent at this years Glastonbury and a rip-roaring album launch show at the Forum last week – Elly Jackson is pleased to announce a series of live shows this coming November.
Live dates are:
12/11 Dublin, Academy
13/11 Leeds, Stylus
14/11 Newcastle, University
16/11 Glasgow, ABC
17/11 Nottingham ,Rock City
18/11 Birmingham ,O2 Academy
20/11 Bristol ,O2 Academy
21/11 Manchester, Warehouse*
22/11 Norwich, UEA
24/11 Southampton, Guildhall
25/11 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Maximo Park have just returned from a stupendous weekend at Glastonbury, where they made festival history by having the largest attendance for an opening act, with more than 60,000 fans flocking to the Queen’s Head Stage on Thursday, June 24. Their second set, on Saturday, June 26 drew massive crowds as well, with the audiences chanting along to songs both old and new. But then, they have had such a banner year already. Their third album, the critically acclaimed “Quicken the Heart” has debuted in the UK top 10, a special comeback show at Newcastle almost caused riots and made headline news, and they have since booked key slots at all the major festivals this summer, including Glastonbury, T-in-the-Park, Reading and Leeds and many more. Now, they are back to conquer the UK all over again with their own shows, playing songs off their new record. Maximo’s Paul Smith states: “Glasgow Barrowland has been a favourite of ours, as has Manchester Apollo; there’s a real history to these music halls. In London we had a think about places we haven’t played before that had a different feel and the Royal Albert Hall is a beautiful venue that appealed to us on a number of levels.”
Maximo Park October UK Tour:
7th Glasgow, Barrowland. Tickets: £19.50
8th Manchester, Apollo. Tickets: £19.50
9th London, Royal Albert Hall. Tickets: £19.50 / £22.50 / £25.00 / £29.50
KASABIAN have announced details of an arena tour of the UK this winter. The tour will begin on November 10 at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, and wind up at Sheffield Arena on November 23.Their latest album, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, has sold over 150,000 copies in two weeks and is still top of the charts.
Tickets are expected to go on sale on Friday, July 3 at 9am.
The full list of dates are:
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (10th)
Aberdeen, AECC (11th)
Glasgow, SECC (12th)
London, Wembley Arena (14th)
Liverpool, Echo Arena (16th)
Nottingham, Trent FM Arena (18th)
Birmingham, NIA (19th)
Manchester, MEN (20th)
Cardiff, International Arena (22nd)
Sheffield, Arena (23rd)